Casting Executive

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Ref#: 30149
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Network
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: New York, NY, US

About Us:
CBS was established in 1928, when founder William Paley purchased 16 independent radio stations and christened them the Columbia Broadcast System. Today, with more than 200 television stations and affiliates reaching virtually every home in the United States, CBS's total network lineup was watched by more than 130 million people a week during the 2012/2013 season. The Network has the #1 drama/scripted program, NCIS; #1 sitcom, THE BIG BANG THEORY; #1 newsmagazine, 60 MINUTES; and #1 daytime drama, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. Its programming arms include CBS Entertainment, CBS News and CBS Sports.
Description:

CBS Entertainment is responsible for acquiring or developing and scheduling the entertainment programming presented on the CBS Television Network, which includes primetime comedy and drama series, reality-based programming, theatrical films, specials, children’s programs, daytime dramas, game shows, talk shows and late night programs.

CBS is looking to expand its Casting Department.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Creative participation in the casting process, from attaching leads to casting series regulars and guest stars.
  • Maintain strong relationships with industry agents and managers to access the best talent for CBS.
  • Collaborate effectively and creatively with the CBS Casting Executives at Network and Studio in LA, and the individual Casting Directors working on CBS shows.
  • Coordinate high volume of auditions for multiple projects.
  • Identify and track up-and-coming talent by covering theater, comedy venues, showcases and local festivals.
  • Recruit, hire, train and supervise multiple interns.
  • Spearhead talent searches outside of the established professional channels to create acting opportunities for underrepresented populations.
Qualifications:

  • At least 4 years of experience in the casting field or equivalent related industry experience.
  • Strong, established relationships with agents and managers.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with the casting process (breakdowns, availabilities, audition technique, taping and uploading clips).
  • An interest in communicating with actors and nurturing talent.
  • Demonstrated multitasking skills.
  • Creative and collaborative mindset for identifying opportunities and solving problems.
EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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